Take 5

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Frita
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Take 5

Post by Frita » Fri May 31, 2019 3:55 pm

Today is quit attempt #5. What can I say, I’m a slow learner. I have not figured out what I’m going to be doing but am allergic dysfunctional work situations. My goal for June is to decompress and to quote The Shawshank Redemption “get busy living.”

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Re: Take 5

Post by classical_Liberal » Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:42 am

Glad you got out of that crappy teaching situation. Fifth time is the charm!

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Re: Take 5

Post by Frita » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:14 am

Decompressing took a week. Before that, I found myself mentally reviewing my last traumatic meeting with my boss. It was crazy and may never make sense. Then I was able to relax and enjoy my vacation more.

Now that I have a couple days teaching in Guatemala, I feel simultaneously happy and sad. I really enjoy being with the students. (The school here loves me. I am treated really well. After my experience back home, it is odd.) But my choices back home are limited to working in a drama-filled place, being a square peg trying to fit in a round hole, or not teaching. This year I gave up even applying for the local district openings. I was just the equal opportunity old person to interview, box checked. My boss badmouthed me to the point that my chances are zero, but that environment is equally dysfunctunctional. Truth be told, I wouldn’t enjoy it there either. Working through the awkward space between acceptance and taking the next action...

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Re: Take 5

Post by Frita » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:55 pm

A week of lovely travel in Guatemala before heading to the language school to teach ESL, five great days teaching, and then the shit hit the proverbial fan! The director’s uncle was murdered in a home invasion (Drugs? Sex crime? Robbery gone bad? Unsure as the family seemed very ashamed on top of grief...). Anyway, we left early and are filling that time with more travel to redecompress. He was really mean to me, just lashing out with repeated verbal abuse. So this is no longer something I care do do during my ER. Better to have found out earlier...

Anyway, I feel quite sad as we got along so well before and he was rude to my family, who was also helping in the school. Why do I attract these assholes in bosses?!! Perhaps teaching just isn’t for me anymore.

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Re: Take 5

Post by Lemur » Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:19 pm

Consider teaching language online? Look into VIPKids? I hear the pay is pretty decent....and you don't have to deal with bosses.

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Re: Take 5

Post by Frita » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:49 pm

@Lemur
Thanks, I’ll check it out.

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Re: Take 5

Post by bigato » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:02 pm

“Why do I attract these assholes in bosses?”

You may want to read the book “Women who love too much”. Chances are that you’ll derive some utility from it.

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Re: Take 5

Post by cimorene12 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:58 pm

Yeah, Frita, I'll second what Lemur said. Plenty of my acquaintances have had good or acceptable experiences with VIPKID.

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Re: Take 5

Post by Frita » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:11 am

@bigato
Thanks, I will check it out.

@cimorene12
Thanks for the +1.

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